Nigerian-born English footballer, Dele Alli is one of the promising young footballers in the English Premier League at the moment.
The 19-year-old midfielder, who plays for England national team, joined Tottenham last February from MK Dons and has impressed in his first full season, scoring six goals in 30 appearances so far.
On the heels of his impressive performance, the EPL club has renewed contract. The new contract will now keep him at the club until 2021.
Alli has played at youth levels for England before receiving his first senior call-up for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania last October.
In celebration of the football star, we bring you 20 facts about how he rose to prominence…
1. Alli, born and raised in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, joined the youth system at Milton Keynes Dons when he was 11 years old.
2. He made his debut for the first team as a sixteen-year-old on November 2, 2012, coming on as a 64th-minute substitute for James O’Shea in a 0–0 draw with Southern Football League club Cambridge City in the FA Cup first round at Bridge Road.
3. He made his league debut in the 2–3 defeat to Coventry City at home on December 29, 2012, where he played 71 minutes before being replaced by Zeli Ismail.
4. His only other league appearance in the 2012–13 Football League One season, came as a second-half substitute for Patrick Bamford in the last game of the season, a 2–0 win over Stevenage at Broadhall Way.
5.The 2013–14 season saw Alli break into the MK Dons first team on a regular basis. He started the Dons’ first league game of the season, a 0–0 draw away at Shrewsbury Town.
6. In his first Football League Trophy appearance, Alli scored to help MK Dons beat Northampton Town 2–0 and thus progress to the …Read More
Source:: The NET